2020 is a golden year for Firmenich; it is our 125th Anniversary!

Firmenich was founded as a start-up in Geneva on November 1st 1895 in the garage of Charles Firmenich by Philippe Chuit, a visionary creator and scientist. He was quickly joined in his endeavor by Frédéric Firmenich, a pioneering entrepreneur. Building on this legacy, today we are the world’s leading privately-owned Perfume and Taste Company.

Geneva 1895
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Since our creation in 1895, Firmenich has always been more than a company, we are a family with a unique legacy for responsible business.
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Patrick Firmenich
Chairman of the Board


From 1 scientist to 8000 passionate people who believe that fragrance and taste can change the world for good: At Firmenich we create positive emotions to improve wellbeing, while preserving the planet. Just like Philippe Chuit in 1895, our colleagues constantly go above and beyond, putting their expertise to work for good.

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There is no long-term shareholder value creation without values.
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Gilbert Ghostine
CEO Firmenich


Only the greatest companies make it this far, those that reinvent themselves era after era, while staying true to themselves. As creators of timeless emotions, our success, over the last 125 years, is firmly built on our unwavering Commitment to our Customers, Creativity and Community.

Discover our unique legacy as creators of timeless emotions for 125 years and many more to come!

125 Years
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